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Enjoy the vintage Valentine display at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

February 12, 2011

For the Daily News

It is Valentine’s weekend, and what better way to help children get ready for school parties Monday, than a Valentine-making event at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum today from 10 a.m. until noon.
As part of today’s event, the museum will provide the art supplies and children will be encouraged to construct homemade valentines for their friends and family members. 
Event organizers hope the children and their parents will take the time to enjoy, not only Joan Wilson’s display of Vintage Valentines, but many of the other items on permanent display at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.
Event organizer Joan Wilson said that the museum has recently undergone an extensive remodel of the structure as well as the exhibits which chronicle the history of Starkville, Mississippi State University and Oktibbeha County. Some of the artifacts in the museum date to prehistoric times.
The museum also features rotating exhibits such as the recent World War II 65th observance, a history of aviation in Oktibbeha County and a 20th century doll collection. 
A new exhibit was introduced recently featuring a collection of oil lamps which is on loan from Jerry Drott, a member of the museum board of trustees. Other exhibits include a 19th century kitchen, a 20th century doctor’s office and vintage costumes and uniforms.
The Oktibbeha County Heritage museum is open to the public each Tuesday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment for groups.  For more information call 323-0211.

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